LETTER: Dreaming of a green Christmas



This year, I’m dreaming of a green Christmas— where animals aren’t abused, the planet isn’t polluted, and humans are healthy and light. Here are five reasons to eat a vegan feast— and not animal flesh— for Christmas:

  1. ‘Tis the season for peace and goodwill: Only a Grinch would cause animals pain and suffering.
  2. Meat production contributes to climate change. The North Pole won’t be a winter wonderland if Santa’s wearing Speedos and polar bears are clinging to melting ice floes.
  3. Gathering around a great tasting meatless meal is much more fun than gathering at the hospital to visit someone who indulged in too many meaty meals.
  4. Vegans tend to weigh less than meat-eaters. You never want to grow too big to sit on Santa’s knee!
  5. Versatile vegan foods generally cost less than meat. A little extra “jingle” makes everyone jolly.

If you’re yearning for a green Christmas, too, see www.PETA.org for festive vegan recipes and product suggestions. And have a merry, green Christmas!

Heather Moore

The PETA Foundation

Norfolk, VA